Private Events at Botpots Christchurch / Pottery Capital

Are you planning a special celebration or team-building activity? Consider hosting your event with us! We offer private events for birthdays, hens parties, corporate gatherings, team-building sessions, and more. Here are the details:

Availability: Private events can typically be arranged on Saturdays and Sundays. Weekday options may also be available upon request. Please contact us at least 10-15 days before your desired date to allow us to plan and block the dates accordingly.

Booking Process: Once we confirm the date, time, and number of attendees for your event, we will send you a payment link to confirm the booking. Please ensure you read our FAQ before booking as we do not offer refunds regardless of the number.

Minimum Participants: We require a minimum of 6 participants for special group events. The price includes clay, firing, and clear glazing. Participants can choose to make either a mug or an oil/soy burner.

Paint and Sip Class: For paint and sip classes, we also require a minimum of 6 participants. The price includes a mug, colored paints (underglazes), and clear glazing.

Artwork Completion: Your artwork will take approximately 2-4 weeks to dry, depending on thickness, before it can be kiln-fired for the first time. After firing and glazing, artworks can usually be picked up 3-6 weeks after your event.

Party Duration: The total duration of the event is 2 hours, including 1 ½ hours of workshop time and 30 minutes for party time.

Payment: Full payment is required upon booking and confirming the date and time. Cancellations or changes to the date/time will incur a $50 processing fee. Refunds are not offered regardless of the number. Please consider gifting it to someone else if some participants of your group can't make it.

Age Requirements: For hand-building parties, the minimum age is 10 years old, and for wheel-throwing parties, it's 12 years old. A mixture of adults and children is also welcome.

Class Size and Cost:

  1. Handbuilding: $75 per person. Minimum of 6 and maximum of 20 people.

  2. Wheel Throwing: $130 per person. Minimum of 4 and maximum of 7 people.

  3. Paint and Sip: $75 per person. Minimum of 6 and maximum of 20 people.

Firing fees are included unless otherwise stated.

Additional Notes:

  • The maximum capacity for hand-building and paint and sip classes inside the studio is 10-20 people. Private events may be held in the studio hallway during busy times.

  • Please wear warm clothing in cold weather if your group is more than 10.

  • If we can't accommodate the class in the studio, we can also arrange to hold it at your preferred location.

Refunds and Rescheduling: Once you make an online booking that requires prepayment, it indicates your commitment to attend the scheduled activity. Refunds are not provided for cancellations or date changes as the time slot has been reserved specifically for you and your group. If you regardless of 1 or the entire group is/are unable to make it due to unforeseen circumstances, ad admin fee of $50 is required for us to reshuffle and block upcoming dates for you. Please note, we do allow bookings to be transferred to a friend if you are unable to attend, ensuring that the time and resources are utilized effectively. Thank you for understanding.

For booking or inquiries, please message us below. Let's make your event a memorable and creative experience at Pottery Capital! 🎨✨

Please note: Pottery Making Is Volatile

You are choosing to endeavor in a craft that has many variables. In saying that, we do not guarantee that your pottery will make it back to you the way that you left it. We do our best to care for your work as if it were our own. Unfortunately, pieces break, pottery explodes, glazes run, cracks happen, pieces don't come out the way you expect them to be. It is something that's beyond our control too. Choosing to continue and book is your acknowledgment that you accept these variables as part of the learning process and understand that we will not refund, credit or replace any pottery that does not make it through the process. You are signing up for an experience, our environment, to co-create together and to enjoy learning with clay.

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